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Ayesha Curry, Wife of Golden State Warriors Star Stephen Curry, Sparks Debate after Sharing Thoughts on Modesty

( [email protected] ) Dec 07, 2015 11:50 AM EST
Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, recently sparked a major debate after sharing her thoughts on today's modesty standards -- or lack thereof.
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Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, recently sparked a major debate after sharing her thoughts on today's modesty standards -- or lack thereof. 

On Dec. 5, the 28-year-old mother-of-two took to Twitter to write, "Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like to keep the good stuff covered up for the one who matters."

In a follow-tweet, Curry wrote, "Just looking at the latest fashion trends. I'll take classy over trendy any day of the week. #saturdaynightinsight."

Within just a few hours, the tweet received tens of thousands of retweets and likes, with many applauding Curry's statements and referring to her as a "role model".

However, her thoughts didn't sit well with some, who accused Curry of online "shaming" and tearing other women down.

"Sounds as if Ayesha Curry thinks her body/other women's bodies are like consumer goods marketed exclusively for use by men, or something," wrote one woman.

"Great good for you. A lot of people matter to me. And I plan on meeting a lot more who matter to me. ;) Don't shame others," added another.

In turn, Curry took the controversy in stride, saying, "all I'm doing is sitting here reading a style weekly. You guys definitely entertain me that's for sure," but later encouraged followers to keep the debate from getting mean-spirited.

Curry's dedication to modesty likely stems from her strong Christian faith, which she shares with her NBA-star husband. The pair reportedly met in church in North Carolina as teenagers, married in 2011, and currently have two children: Riley, 3, and Ryan, five months.

In July, Curry identified her faith as the glue that holds her family together: "It's the foundation for everything that I do, really," she told HelloBeautiful.com. It's not so much that about the religion, it's more so just about the relationships that I have with God and making sure that I pass that on to my kids. With my relationship with my husband, it's what it's founded on."

When asked what advice she would give young couples, Curry said, "Make sure that regardless of what's going on individually in your lives, make sure you come together in the evenings and pray together, or just talk about your day...I think communication is just key, and I feel like especially today, with social media and the internet, there's a lot of distance between people. Make sure you make time for each other as often as you can." 

She also frequently discusses her faith and her dedication to her family on her blog, lightlightsofmine.com. Part of her self-proclaimed bio states, "I love the Lord, food, and my family. I started this blog to witness, exchange recipes, stories and document the daily happenings that season my life. In a world full of dark this is my place to give thanks and share the people, places, and things that bring light into my life."